The criminalisation of fracking protesters is not the exception, it has become the rule.
From cannibalism to carbolic smoke balls, these are some of the fascinating cases that have made the law of England and Wales what it is today.
As a result of the ruling, more detail of future Parole Board decisions should be available to victims.
Without public pressure, politicians won't make improving conditions in prisons a priority.
A succession of leaders have failed to address its problems.
The UK's family court system is at breaking point.
Problems in the UK prison system go back decades, if not centuries.
Two teenagers have been sentenced to life for a double murder. But their crime is extremely rare.
Responses to rape have improved, and they must continue to do so.
One solution: free those remaining people imprisoned for their own protection.
Legal aid cuts have made people going to court turn for help elsewhere.
Compared with other attempts to mend deep wounds after wars and conflicts, the Chilcot Report falls depressingly short.
The Birmingham Six were released after spending 17 years in prison for crimes they did not commit – there's still work to do to stop it happening again.
Prosecutors will no longer be able to fall back on racist stereotypes of gang violence.
Law lords ruled that a controversial law which has led to hundreds of murder convictions has been misconstrued.
It's important to look beyond the same old gender sterotypes.
What are the arguments for and against the death penalty and do they stand up to examination?
Gove wants to shake things up but seems to appreciate that lawyers are at the end of their tether.
The Tories have had the Human Rights Act in their sights for some time – but now they've got a chance to do take it out, they could end up living a nightmare.
According to our expert, Plaid Cyrmu's crime manifesto is window dressing with uncosted goods.